Interstellar, “napping pods,” may be coming to an airport near you
Container Hotel Group (CHG), the maker of shipping container “pit-stop hotels,” has developed Interstellar – “napping facility pods:” easy-to-assemble prefabricated modular rooms for small areas, such as airports. The pods are available in two different types and can be fitted for sleeping or as “hydro pods” (large or small, featuring lavatories and showers), and can be assembled in days.
CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Loo, and business partner Vincent Tan, launched the first container hotel in 2013 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and a Capsule by Container Hotel in 2014 in the city’s International Airport, and are now looking for new airports in which to install the pods. Capsule Transit serves more than 5,000 travelers per month, offers 204 pods, and is operating in an 8,000sq ft. at the Kuala Lumpur’s airport.
The company is currently operating in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Ipoh and has plans for further expansion into Southeast Asia.